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Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
82
1. Brianstorm
Wow! The guitar on this track, the intro in particular, sure is one way to open an album up! The band is just playing their ass off on this one. It's got to be one of their most impressive tracks instrumentally speaking. I immediately think of this being one of the hardest songs on a rhythm game because of how it's structured. If that hasn't happened already, it really should. This has everything great you'd expect from an early AM track, and then some. Sick instrumental break, ... read more

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Sam Smith - Gloria
56
1. Love Me More
There is certainly merit in that this has a positive message, and I think that could be helpful for a lot of people. Self-worth is definitely something we’re lacking these days, and a song about learning to have some is a nice sentiment. Musically speaking, I’m not a huge fan of this, but it’s not offensive to the ears by any means. It’s just a little bland, but Sam Smith has a nice enough voice to bring me back into it a bit more. I will give it that I ... read more
Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors
82
I came in expecting the worst based on the few singles I've heard from Ava Max, I left having listened to one of the better pop albums of recent times

1. Million Dollar Baby
This opening track is a great burst of energy that really gets me invested to listen to the whole record. It also does a great job of displaying all the great things this album has to offer. Impressive vocals, slick and smooth production, and a very catchy hook are all on full display.
8/10

2. Sleepwalker
The reason ... read more

Kimbra - A Reckoning
64
1. save me
This is quite the interesting intro, taking a very different mood than almost any of what you’d expect. It has much more closer-energy with its emotional potency and its spacey, moody tendencies overall. In some ways, you could point to this being something you’d call a slowed-down version of your average pop tune, but there are definitely some risks taken in structure, production, and even the writing. The lyricism taken up here is unexpectedly vulnerable. Even if, it ... read more
The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery
89
1. Existence
This is a very effectively dark way to start off the record. It does a lot to slowly pull me into the experience through the subtle instrumental and softly spoken lyrics. The lyrics, while very short and simple, do a lot to introduce the themes as well. The line and idea of “existence fading” really strikes me personally. Kind of an “if you know, you know” moment, I think. The outro of this track leading into the next song is also a nice touch.
8/10

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Sunn O))) - Black One
44
Quite possibly the most overrated album I’ve listened to? I think that’s genuinely fair to say.

1. Sin Nanna
I can’t use this as a great judge of the entire album, because it’s clearly more setting the mood, so I won’t fault it for being so structureless. The atmosphere it introduces is dark, smokey, and terror-inducing. It gives the same feelings as being in the middle of the forest and hearing noises in the distance. It’s just you and your flashlight, and ... read more

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Songs are scored on a 0-10/10 scale, and albums are rated on a 0-100% scale. Percentages seem like the best way to rate albums, but seem way too precise for what may only be two minutes of music. My final album scores rely heavily on my average song score, but also take into consideration things like cohesion, consistency, and the overall quality of the production, mixing, lyrics and instrumentals.

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I've been a fan of this band way too long to have not heard all of their albums. There's a lot, so it's always been a daunting task.
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